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Top 5 Best Croatia Players Of All Time (Photos)

1. Vladimir Beara .

In his playing career, Vladimir Beara was a goalkeeper for Alemannia Aachen and the Croatian national team. He died in a car accident in 2011.

Generally regarded as one of the greatest Croatian players of all time, Beara played 59 times for the Croatian national team between 1950 and 1960, earning him the title of "best ever Croatian player." Almost immediately after being picked to play for the Croatia national team, he gained widespread attention, mostly as a result of his spectacular saves in a match against England at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium. He has represented his country in three World Cups and was one of four Yugoslav players who were selected to play for the FIFA World-Stars XI against England in an exhibition match.

He passed away in Split, Croatia, seven years ago, at the age of 85.

2. Domagoj Vida

Domagoj Vida is a 32-year-old Croatian footballer who plays as a defender for Beşiktaş and the Croatia national team. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and presently lives in Istanbul.

As a full international for Croatia since 2010, Vida was included to the Croatian team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, however he did not appear in any of the matches during the competition. He recovered his spot as a regular during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, making nine appearances, and he also played in three matches in the finals, when his team was defeated by the Portuguese national team. He was also a member of the Russian national team that finished second at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Vida is widely regarded as one of the greatest Croatian footballers of all time, distinguished for his brilliant passes, pinpoint long balls, link-up play, field vision, and physical power.

3. Darijo Srna

Darijo Srna is a Croatian former professional soccer player who was a right-back for Cagliari and the Croatia national team. He retired from the game in 2011.

It was 19 years ago this month that Srna made his first international appearance for Croatia. He is the second most capped player in the history of the Croatia national team with 134 appearances, having represented his country at two FIFA World Cups and four UEFA Euros.

The legendary Srna is recognized for his ball control, technical ability, dribbling abilities, inventiveness, passing range, and vision. He is considered one of the finest Croatian players of all time.

4. Ivan Perišić

As a winger for Inter Milan and the Croatia national team, Ivan Perii is 32 years old and one of the most experienced players in the Croatian professional soccer league.

Perii was first called up to the Croatian national team 10 years ago, and he has represented the country at three UEFA Euro Championships and two FIFA World Cups.

Regarded as one of the greatest Croatian players ever, Perii has made the most goal contributions at major tournaments for his country, and he made history by scoring in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final against France, becoming the first Croatian player to do so in a World Cup final in his country's history.

5. Mario Manduki.

In his professional soccer career, Mario Manduki played as a forward for Marsonia and the Croatian national team. He is now 35 years old and has retired from the sport.

Mladen Manduki is widely regarded as one of the greatest Croatian footballers of all time, having distinguished himself by his aggression, defensive contributions and aerial brilliance.

In 2007, he was called up to the Croatian national squad for the first time. He represented Croatia in the 2012 UEFA Euro, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the 2018 World Cup, where he reached the final of the latter event before announcing his retirement from international football in the following year. He has made 89 appearances for Croatia in international competition, and with 33 goals, he is the second most prolific scorer in the history of the Croatian national team, behind Davor uker. In 2012 and 2013, he was awarded Croatian Footballer of the Year, a distinction he has retained.

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